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which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:06 am

my question is, you know a lot cpu can o.c. if you have a good cooling system, right.
but there have some cpu could o.c a lot, right. which one of those?
in i7 which one is the best one to be o.c? (compare the price and ghz)
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Re: which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:45 am

i7 930
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Re: which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:55 pm

Also don't buy any cpu with the expectation that it will OC, you could very well get a dud one that will only run at its rated speed and have very little OC ability.
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Re: which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:01 am

flip-mode wrote:i7 930

2.8GHz? so how fast it can go?
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Re: which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:20 am

Like I said, it depends on many factors. If you get a fast cpu that has been binned to a lower speed, if your motherboard will let you take advantage of that speed, if your memory will let you overclock it enough to be stable, if your PSU will be able to provide enough stable power to let everything run stable, and also if your cpu cooler will keep the cpu cool enough to run well at the overclocked speed. It is not just one thing that will effect whether your cpu will overclock, you have to look at your whole system. Like I said before, buying a cpu to overclock just because someone else said it overclocks well, is usually a recipie for disappointment.
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Re: which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:45 am

eviletboy wrote:
flip-mode wrote:i7 930

2.8GHz? so how fast it can go?

First, everything Starfalcon said is true. As far as I can tell: in general, all CPUs of a particular stepping will reach similar clockspeeds at similar voltages. Every CPU will be different. Those differences could be in their response to voltage or in their response to temperature or in response to their absolute top frequency at a given temperature. But, what I'm trying to say is that in I7 920 will clock just about as high as any other i7 model. So why the iu 930 instead of the i7 920? Well it's not much more expensive, and it has a higher multiplier so that will make overclocking easier. Ergo, i7 930.

You could also get the i7 875K. There is much to recommend it. It's on the 1156 dual channel platform instead of the 1366 triple channel platform. Dual is cheaper than triple, but performance is pretty close. the 875K also has an unlocked multiplier, which is an overclocker's dream.

If I were building a system and looking for the value overclock, I'd have a hard time choosing between the i7 930 and the i7 875. I'd probably go with the i7 930 just because it's got that extra touch of extremeness to it.
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Re: which one cpu to be o.c is worth buy it?

Postposted on Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:11 pm

flip-mode wrote:
eviletboy wrote:
flip-mode wrote:i7 930

2.8GHz? so how fast it can go?

First, everything Starfalcon said is true. As far as I can tell: in general, all CPUs of a particular stepping will reach similar clockspeeds at similar voltages. Every CPU will be different. Those differences could be in their response to voltage or in their response to temperature or in response to their absolute top frequency at a given temperature. But, what I'm trying to say is that in I7 920 will clock just about as high as any other i7 model. So why the iu 930 instead of the i7 920? Well it's not much more expensive, and it has a higher multiplier so that will make overclocking easier. Ergo, i7 930.

You could also get the i7 875K. There is much to recommend it. It's on the 1156 dual channel platform instead of the 1366 triple channel platform. Dual is cheaper than triple, but performance is pretty close. the 875K also has an unlocked multiplier, which is an overclocker's dream.

If I were building a system and looking for the value overclock, I'd have a hard time choosing between the i7 930 and the i7 875. I'd probably go with the i7 930 just because it's got that extra touch of extremeness to it.



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